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Calendar of Events

Ongoing Fort Worth Stockyards Historical District’s Texas Longhorn Cattle Drive. Twice daily, herders dressed in 19th-century cowboy gear drive 15-17 head of cattle down Exchange Ave. Best viewing areas for the drives are the front lawn of the Livestock Exchange Bldg. or across the street near the Stockyards Visitor’s Center. Free. Times 11:30 a.m. & 4 p.m. daily, weather permitting. No cattle drives on major holidays. For more information, 817-336-4373, Along E. Exchange Ave.

Ongoing See the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History’s World Trade Center Beam Exhibit. This 9/11 tribute exhibit features the largest World Trade Center artifact in Texas. This beam is a full-façade panel that once supported the three floors (101-103) that were located just above the center of the impact zone of the North Tower. The artifact, which is one of the few recovered pieces the National Institute of Standards and Technology has been able to trace the exact location in the structure, is the focus of a permanent exhibit. Free admission. Hrs. Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. noon-5 p.m. For more information, 817-255-9300, 1600 Gendy St.

Ongoing Grapevine Vintage Railroad. Take a nostalgic ride on two Victorian-style locomotives. “Puffy,” the 1896 steam locomotive, is the oldest continuously operating steam engine in the South; “Vinny” is a 1953 GP-7 diesel locomotive. The trains run seasonally Sat. & Sun. round trip between downtown Grapevine and the Fort Worth Stockyards. The Grapevine to the Stockyards run departs at 1 p.m. and arrives in the Stockyards around 2:15 p.m. The return trip departs the Stockyards at 4:15 p.m. and arrives back in Grapevine about 5:45 p.m. The hour-long Trinity River Fun Run leaves from the Stockyards at 2:45 p.m. Pricing varies, see website for details. For information, 817-410-3123,, Grapevine station, 705 S. Main St. Open 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Stockyards Station, noon-4:30 p.m. 140 E. Exchange Ave.

Ongoing Fort Worth Botanic Garden. Stroll through this 109-acre park of trees and flowers, then to the greenhouse, cafe and the waterways. The main gardens are free & open daily from dawn until dusk. A small fee is required for the 7.5 acre Japanese garden, which is open daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and offers tours that take about an hour. A small fee is also required for the conservatory, which is open Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun. 1-6 p.m. For more information, 817-392-5510, 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd.

Ongoing Fort Worth Museum of Science and History’s satellite exhibit, 150 Years of Fort Worth. Fort Worth’s interesting history is housed in the nearly 100-year-old Fire Station No. 1 building located in the City Center Complex. This exhibit traces Fort Worth’s development from its beginning as a frontier outpost, through its rowdy youth as a cattle town to the present. See graphics, historical artifacts, photographs and documents, reproduced paintings and original posters. The building that houses the exhibit is also a valuable piece of Fort Worth history since it is the site of the original city hall. Free admission. Hrs. 9 a.m.-8 p.m. daily. For more information, 817-255-9300, Corner of 2nd & Commerce Sts.

Ongoing The Fort Worth Zoo. This home to nearly 7,000 native and exotic animals is ranked the no. 5 zoo in the nation by USA Travel Guide. Admission $12 13+, $9 seniors 65+ and children 3-12, children 2 & under free. Parking $5. Half-price tickets are available every Wednesday. Hrs. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. See website for holiday hours. For more information 817-871-7050, 1989 Colonial Pkwy.

Ongoing The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame. See more than 2,000 artifacts about the remarkable women that shaped the West. Hrs. Tue.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m. Closed for major holidays; see website for details. Admission  $10 13+, $8 seniors 60+, $8 children 3-12, children 3 & under free with paid adult. For more information, 817-336-4475, 800-476-3263, 1720 Gendy St.

Ongoing Fort Worth Trinity Park. The Log Cabin Village living history museum depicts the lifestyle of pioneers who settled this area in the mid-to-late 1800s. Admission $5 adults 18+, $4.50 children ages 4-17 and 60+, $4 groups of 10 or more. Free for ages 3 & under. Hrs. Tues.-Fri. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Sat. & Sun. 1-5 p.m. For more information, 817-392-5881, 2100 Log Cabin Village Ln.

Ongoing The Kimbell Art Museum’s renowned European masterpieces, paintings and sculptures, dating from antiquity through the 18th century, are back on view in the south galleries. Michelangelo’s Torment of Saint Anthony and Caravaggio’s Cardsharps can be seen, along with antiquities from Greece, Rome and Egypt. Late 18th-century through mid-20th-century works are on view in the north galleries. Admire Impressionist and post-Impressionist favorites Cézanne, Monet, Picasso, Matisse and Mondrian. The permanent exhibition is free. Hrs. Tues.-Thurs. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri. noon-8 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m., Closed Mon. For more information call 817-332-8451, 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd.

Ongoing Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge. This 3,621-acre refuge is one of the largest city-owned nature centers in the United States. It was designated as a National Natural Landmark in 1980 and offers special events, educational programs and naturalist-led nature hikes. Admission $5 adults, $2 children 3-12, free to children under 3, $3 seniors 65+, $1 discount per person with Military ID-Active/Retired. Hrs. Refuge 8 a.m.-5 p.m., hours vary for special events. See website for details. For more information, 817-392-7410, 9601 Fossil Ridge Rd.

Ongoing The Christian Arts Museum. The Christian Arts Museum showcases and displays “Inspirational Art,” including a three dimensional, full-size exhibition that recreates Leonardo da Vinci’s famous painting, The Last Supper. Free admission. Hrs. Wed.-Sat. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. For more information, 817-332-7878, 3221 Hamilton Ave.

Fridays & Saturdays Four Day Weekend comedy. This six-member comedy troupe in downtown Fort Worth weaves audience participation, videos and music with their improvisational skills. The talented cast has created the longest-running live show in Fort Worth’s history. Tickets $20 (18+ are welcome). Performances Fri. & Sat., 7:30 p.m. & 10 p.m. For information, 817-226-4329, 312 Houston St.

Through July 19 Hope and Gravity at Circle Theatre. Just as an elevator starts and stops on random floors, nine different stories are connected by a simple twist of fate. This non-linear play travels backward and forward in time as each character experiences the highs and lows of relationships and chance encounters (Adult Language). Ticket prices, performance dates and times vary. For more information, 230 West Fourth Street in Sundance Square.

Through July 26 FREE Yoga in Sundance Square Plaza, every other Saturday through July 26. All levels are welcome. Presented by Sundance Square and Amon G. Carter, Jr. Downtown YMCA. For more information, Downtown Fort Worth, Sundance Square Plaza.

Through July 30 Storytime at Amon Carter Museum of American Art. Families with young children are invited to participate in this summer’s FREE Storytime series, every Wednesday from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Weekly themes include: June 11-Walk This Way; June 18-See and Be Seen; June 25-Play All Day. Reservations are not necessary, but parents are encouraged to call 817-989-5030 or e-mail For more information, 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.

Through Aug. 7 Rockin’ the River at Panther Island Pavilion. Beat the heat at the only waterfront stage in Texas. This free weekly summer concert series on The Trinity River is near downtown Fort Worth. Enjoy the show floating in the river, or bring a chair or blanket and enjoy a great view from the shore. Gates open at 4:30 p.m. and tube rentals are $6. Head out to Panther Island Pavilion for Sunday Funday, the family-friendly version of Rockin’ the River, every Sunday from 1-6 p.m. For more information, Panther Island Pavilion, 395 Purcey St.

Through Aug. 10 National Geographic presents Indiana Jones™ and the Adventure of Archaeology: The Exhibition at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History. This innovative exhibition, made possible by Lucasfilm Ltd., features an exclusive collection of Indy props, models, concept art and costumes; it also presents a wealth of historical and cultural objects from National Geographic Society and the Penn Museum. Once on the “Indy Trail,” guests will learn fact from fiction about famous relics like the Ark of the Covenant and the Holy Grail. A recording of “Indiana Jones” himself, Harrison Ford, greets visitors. Tickets $21 adults, $17 children ages 2-12, $19 seniors, $11 adult members, $9 child members ages 2-12, $10 senior members. Hrs. Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. noon-5 p.m. For complete ticket and exhibit information, 817-255-9300,, or 1600 Gendy St.

Through Aug. 17 Amon Carter Museum of American Art exhibition, Underground: Photographs by Kathy Sherman Suder. See the visual realization of more than 6 years on the subways of London, New York, and Tokyo. These images capture the often unnoticed symphony of love, friendship, and solitude of the people around us. Admission free. Hrs. Tues., Wed., Fri., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thurs. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m. Closed Mon. and major holidays. For more information, 817-738-1933, 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.

Through Aug. 31 Kimbell Art Museum’s exhibition is Samurai: Armor from the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection. Discover the life, culture and pageantry of the revered and feared Japanese samurai warriors. More than 140 remarkable objects, from one of the largest collections of samurai armor, whisper the story of the Japanese military elite from the 12th-19th centuries. Admission $14 adults, $12 seniors 60+ and students with ID, $10 children 6-11, free for children under 6. Includes audio tour. Hrs. Tues.-Thurs. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri. noon-8 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m., Closed Mon. For more information, 817-332-8451, 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd.

Through Sept. 7 Amon Carter Museum of American Art features the Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist exhibit. One of the most significant yet least known twentieth-century artists, despite the continued broad appeal of his paintings, Motley introduces colorful canvases to a wider audience, revealing his rich sociological and historical undertones. Admission free. Hrs. Tues., Wed., Fri., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thurs. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m. Closed Mon. and major holidays. For more information, 817-738-1933, 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.

Through Sept. 14 The Sid Richardson Museum’s exhibit Western Treasures. Reunites significant paintings by Charles M. Russell, Frederic Remington, and their contemporaries with rarely seen paintings from the Museum’s permanent collection, combined with six bronze sculptures by Remington and Russell on loan from private collectors. Free admission. Docent-led tours are available every Tue. & Sat. at 2 p.m. Group tours by appointment only. Closed for major holidays. See website for details. Hrs. Mon.-Thurs. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri. & Sat. 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m. For information, 817-332-6554, 309 Main Street in Sundance Square.

Through Oct. 19 Alfred Stieglitz: The Art of Photogravure at Amon Carter Museum of American Art. This display of ten, rare large-format photogravures by Alfred Stieglitz showcases the creative process of an artist. These exquisite versions of some of Stieglitz’s most important photographs were in his private collection at the time of his death. They reveal how the artist tested inks and papers in his efforts to best relay the beauty of the world and his vision. Admission FREE. For more information, 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.

Through Jan. 1 Honky Tonk Spirits presents Dead End Ghost Tour. This interactive outside ghost tour includes spooky pictures caught on tour! Tickets $12-$20. Tours 9 p.m. For more information, East Exchange St., Fort Worth Stockyards (Tours begin and end on the front porch of the Whiskey Girl Saloon).

Through Jan. 15 LEGOLAND Discovery Center of Dallas/Fort Worth Star Wars MINILAND Model Display. Be immersed in the intergalactic sights and sounds of Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace. Guests will see the rolling hills of Naboo, the treacherous terrain of Tatooine, and even take part in a thrilling Podrace! Tickets $18 3+, free for kids 2 and under. Hrs. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Last admission two hours prior to closing. For more information, 877-818-1677, Inside Grapevine Mills, 3000 Grapevine Mills Parkway, Grapevine, TX 76051.

2,9,16,23,30 Movie Night in Sundance Square Plaza. Grab your chairs and blanket for the annual movie series, Movies in the Plaza. Titles include Ratatouille, Finding Nemo, Mary Poppins, The Muppets, and Back to the Future. Every Wednesday this summer through July 30th. Movies begin at dusk, approximately 8:30-9 p.m. Free admission. For more information, Downtown Fort Worth, Sundance Square Plaza.

3,4,5,6,8,9,10,15,16,17,18,19,20,29,30,31 The Fort Worth Cats are on the prowl again with a full schedule of home games at LaGrave Field. The Cats play in the United Baseball League along with five other Texas teams. Special promotions include fireworks on July 4th. Tickets $6-$12 with suites and Plaza Tables also available. For more information,, 817-332-CATS. 301 NE 6th St.

4,11,18,25 The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame Cowpoke Camp. A western-inspired youth day camp where ages 6-10 will learn the ropes as a real cowpoke. The camp will have a different western theme each Friday: July 4, Wild West Carnival; July 11, Western Wear Day; July 18, Home on the Range Day; July 25, Hold Your Horses Day. Hours 10 a.m.-noon. $15 each session, $40 all four camps. Register: For more information, 817-509-8697. 1720 Gendy St.

4,5,11,12,18,19,25,26 Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District Cowtown Coliseum hosts the Stockyards Championship Rodeo. Reserved box seats & VIP $22.50, Gen. Ad. $17.50, seniors 60+, $12.50 & children 3-12, $10. 8 p.m. 817-625-1025. 121 E. Exchange Ave.

4,5,6,12,13,19,20,26,27 Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District-Cowtown Coliseum hosts Pawnee Bill’s Wild West Show. Family friendly entertainment. Box seats $18, Gen. Ad. $15, seniors 60+ $11 & children 3-12, $8. Performances 2:30 & 4:30 p.m. 817-625-1025. 121 E. Exchange Ave.

6,13,20,27 Storytime at Amon Carter Museum of American Art. Families with young children are invited to participate in this summer’s FREE Storytime series, every Wednesday from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Weekly themes include: July 6–Branching Out; July 13–Sing Along; July 20–Eggstatic About Art; July 27–A Little Bird Told Me. Reservations are not necessary, but parents are encouraged to call 817-989-5030 or e-mail For more information, 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.

9 Lone Star Circus at Levitt Pavilion. Acrobats and trapeze artists and clowns, oh my! Lone Star Circus is the performing arm of a Dallas-based nonprofit organization that promotes circus arts through performance, education and community outreach. Free admission. Performances 9:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. For more information, and  Levitt Pavilion, 505 E. Border St., Arlington, TX 76010.

10-Aug. 10 Stage West Theatre presents, Heroes. Cooped up in a country estate veterans’ home, three cantankerous old comrades bicker, banter, and reminisce, all before hatching a plan to escape their current confines and take back their lives. All that is certain is that the dog statue in the garden is coming with them. 2006 Olivier Award Winner for Best New Play. Thurs. 7:30 p.m., Fri. & Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 3 p.m. For reservations, call 817-784-9378, 821 W. Vickery Blvd.

11 Friday on the Green. Unwind to the region’s best live music, food and fun. Visitors are invited to bring blankets, chairs and pets to enjoy the lineup of bands, plus an array of food trucks, beer and wine. Admission free. Hrs: 7-10 p.m. For more information, 1100 Lipscomb St.

11 Billy Bob’s Texas-Johnny Lee & the Urban Cowboy Band. Tickets $10 & $14. Performance 10:30 p.m. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.

11-20 The Three Musketeers (all Swash and no Buckle) at Theatre Arlington. This youth production spoof of 17th century France brims with outrageous characters, from a lying cardinal who’s into magic, to Milady DeWinter, who can’t get rid of her mother. Throw in a narrator, several star-crossed lovers, a race on stick horses and a fundraising telethon and let the fun begin. Tickets $10, Performances Fri.-Sat. 7:30 p.m. Sat.-Sun. 2 p.m. For more information: 817-275-7661. 305 W. Main St., Arlington, TX 76010.

11,19,26 The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History–Reel Adventures. Participate in a scavenger hunt and explore the museum after the doors have closed and the lights have dimmed! Meet Teddy Roosevelt, Joan of Arc, Abraham Lincoln, Galileo and other historical characters. Learn to identify fossils at an excavation site and more. Watch a special showing of the movie Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian in the OmniTheater, an IMAX® dome. Tickets $15 adults, $12 children. For more information, 817-255-9540, 1600 Gendy St.

11-28 Magnolia at the Modern. This ongoing series features critically-acclaimed films. July’s showings: The Third Person-July 11-13, Ida-July 18-20, Venus in Fur-July 25-28. Tickets $10, $8 for Modern members. Fri. at 6 & 8 p.m., Sat. 5 p.m., and Sun. noon, 2 & 4 p.m. The Sunday noon show is half price. Advance sales begin two hours prior to each show. Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St.

11-Aug. 3 Jubilee Theatre presents Little Shop of Horrors- Mild-mannered Seymour Krelbourn has discovered an exotic plant with a strange and unusual appetite. The feeding-frenzy begins as Seymour becomes a celebrity and the plant becomes a larger-than-life sensation. Ticket prices and performance times vary. For complete details, 817-338-4411, 506 Main St.

12 Billy Bob’s Texas-Gary Allan. Tickets $20, $40, $60 & $80. Performance 10:30 p.m. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.

18 Billy Bob’s Texas-Micky & The Motorcars. Tickets $10 & $14. Performance 10:30 p.m. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.

19 Billy Bob’s Texas-Aaron Watson. Tickets $12 & $20. Performance 10:30 p.m. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.

22 On The Run Tour: Beyonce and JAY Z. See one of music’s hottest power couples perform live at AT&T Stadium. Performance 8 p.m. For information and tickets,  One AT&T Way, Arlington, TX 76011.

25 Billy Bob’s Texas-Jason Boland & the Stragglers. Tickets $12 & $18. Performance 10:30 p.m. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.

25-Aug. 17  Runway Theater presents, The Great American Trailer Musical. Critics love this incredibly irreverent, hilarious musical which gives a whole new meaning to “white trash.” When a new tenant, Pippi the Stripper, arrives at Armadillo Acres trailer park and comes between a Dr. Phil-loving agoraphobic, Jeannie, and her tollbooth collector husband, the hilarity ensues. Tickets $15-$20. For more information, 817-488-4842, 215 North Dooley St., Grapevine, TX 76051.

26 National Day of the American Cowboy at Stockyards Station. Celebrate the heritage of the American Cowboy with the event voted best cowboy tribute event by American Cowboy Magazine. NDAC gives families the opportunity to appreciate the role that cowboys and cowgirls of all ethnicities played in history. Activities include watermelon eating, seed-spitting, cow chip throwing and buckaroo coloring, cowboy celebration parade, cowboy karaoke and gunfight shows. Admission free. Hrs: noon-4 p.m. For more information, 817-625-9715, 130 East Exchange Ave.

26 Rahr & Sons Brewing Co. presents Zydeco Meets Country Music Festival. Advance tickets $20 Gen. Ad., $35 VIP. Day of tickets $25 Gen. Ad., $40 VIP. 6 p.m., 817-922-9999. River Ranch Stockyards, 500 NE 23rd St.

26 Billy Bob’s Texas-Ronnie Milsap. Tickets $15 & $25. Performance 10:30 p.m. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.

27 Kimbell Art Museum-Manet: Portraying Life exhibition on screen. Award-winning arts documentarian Phil Grabsky takes viewers behind-the-scenes in three museum exhibitions to hear from art experts, as well as notable artists, writers, and performers, about some of Europe’s most beloved masters. These informative feature films detail each artist’s biography and masterpieces. Showtime 2 p.m. For more information, 817-332-8451, 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd.

27 Tandy Leather Factory presents the Hall of Fame Rodeo at Cowtown Coliseum benefitting the National Multicultural Western Heritage Museum. Reserved box seats & VIP $40, Gen. Ad. $25, & Gen. Ad. kids $15. 7 p.m. 817-625-1025. 121 E. Exchange Ave.

Aug. 1 First Friday at the Modern at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. The first Friday of each month offers live music and cocktails. In the Museum’s Grand Lobby, 5-8 p.m. A docent-led, 20-minute tour begins at 6:30 p.m. $4 students with ID and seniors (60+), $10 adults 13+; free for members and Star-Telegram Press Pass holders. The Museum is free on the first Sun. of every month and half price every Wed. For more information, 817-738-9215. 3200 Darnell St.